Warriors-Bucks Betting Preview: Will Golden State Get Revenge?


Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Pictured: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

Dec 07, 2018, 06:00 PM EST

Betting odds: Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks

  • Spread: Bucks -2
  • Over/Under: 239.5
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN

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In the first meeting between these teams this year, the Milwaukee Bucks blew out the defending champion Warriors in Golden State, 134-111. That was the game Stephen Curry first went down with a groin injury, but he’s back and healthy now. Can the Dubs get revenge in Milwaukee? Our crew dives in…

Moore: Why I Like the Warriors Moneyline

After the Bucks beat the Warriors, there was a widespread discussion that Milwaukee might own the key to beating Golden State: High 3-point shooting and a singular mega-forward who forces double teams to disrupt what Golden State wants to do. There are two issues here.

  1. Being able to beat the Warriors is entirely different from being able to consistently beat the Warriors.
  2. It assumes no adjustments. Steve Kerr is reticent to make changes, even in a playoff series, but the Warriors do adapt over time and find solutions. They may not fully tip that hand here in case the two teams meet in the playoffs, but it’s tough to catch Golden State off-guard twice in a row.

The Bucks have held firm the last two months and continue to be stellar on both sides of the ball. They have the athleticism and shooting to keep up with the Warriors, especially without Draymond Green (who is a game-time decision tonight) to disrupt things. And they’re at home.